I whipped up a couple of super simple pairs of flannel pajama pants for Charlotte and Peter to test out the new patterns I drafted. I have some super cool sock monkey flannel that I will use to make Charlotte, Sonia, and possibly even Peter (if there's enough fabric) some fun cuffed pajama pants, but I wanted to make sure I had the shape right first. Good thing I did, because I think I need to tweak both patterns just a bit. The pants turned out well enough anyway, so I figured I would show them off.
Quick tip -- to get your kids excited about a photo fashion shoot, let them stand on a piece of furniture that would otherwise be strictly off-limits (in this case, the kitchen table). I gave the kids very little posing directions, and this is how the best of the shoot turned out.
#1 -- Peter as a GQ model. His gray blue eyes just kill me.
#2 -- Charlotte as a complete goofball.
#3 -- Peter as a goofball, Charlotte looking darling.
#4 -- Peter looking adorable, Charlotte looking goodness knows where.
I got the flannel for Charlotte's pants out of -- where else? -- the remnant bin at Jo-Ann's.
I got Peter's fabric off the bolt at Jo-Ann's during a shopping trip with him. He fell in love with the fabric and wouldn't take no for an answer. Thank goodness for coupons.
I didn't use any specific tutorial for these, since I now know how to make my own pj pants pattern and sew them by heart. In the past, I have used this tutorial for the basic construction method.
I need to lengthen the rise in the size 6 pants, and make the legs a bit longer for Charlotte's pair. For the size 4T pants, I probably just need to shorten the legs a tad so there's not so much fabric folded up in the cuff. I need to make the modifications to add the cuffs, and then we should be in business. Next stop, sock monkey fabric!